Other Help You May Need

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (DVLC) encourages you to reach out to other people in similar situations for support. The following agencies provide services such as individual counseling and support groups where victims of domestic violence can express themselves in a safe environment. In addition, these agencies have many other resources such as emergency shelters, housing assistance, childcare, and transportation.

State and National 24 Hour Helplines

Illinois State Domestic Violence 24-Hour Helpline
(877) 863-6338
(877) 863-6339
www.ilcadv.org/

National Domestic Violence Helpline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)
www.thehotline.org

Online Help

Illinois Legal Aid Online
http://www.illinoislegalaidonline.org/
Online legal help and database of articles, video library and legal self-help directory

Shelters and Housing Assistance

Apna Ghar
24 Hour Hotline: (800) 717-0757
www.apnaghar.org
Provides supervised visitation and exchange location, shelter and transitional housing for the South Asian and immigrant communities.

A Safe Place
24 Hour Hotline: (847) 249-4450
www.asafeplaceforhelp.org
Provides individual and group counseling, shelters and transitional housing.

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (CAWC)
24 Hour Hotline: (773) 278-4566
www.cawc.org
Provides shelter, counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention, legal advocates, and safety planning.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
24 Hour Hotline: (708) 429-7233
www.crisisctr.org
Provides counseling for women and children, emergency shelter, and transitional housing.

Family Rescue
24 Hour Hotline: (800) 360-6619
www.familyrescueinc.org
Provides shelter, counseling, and children services.

Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN)
Toll Free Hotline: (877) 526-9461
www.kanwin.org
Provides counseling, transitional housing, job skill development, and children’s programs in the Korean American Community.

Pillars (Constance Morris House)
(708) 455-5254
www.pillarscommunity.org
Provides counseling, legal advocacy, shelter, and non-residential counseling.

Sarah’s Inn
24 Hour Hotline: (708) 386-4225
www.sarahsinn.org
Provides counseling, emergency shelter, transportation, and childcare.

Neopolitan Lighthouse
24 Hour Hotline: (773)722-0005
www.neopolitanlighthouse.org
Provides counseling, case management, children’s services, and emergency shelter.

WINGS
24 Hour Hotline: (847) 221-5680
www.wingsprogram.com
Provides transitional housing and permanent supportive housing units.

Counseling and Other Services

Access Living
(312) 640-2100
Toll free: (800) 613-8549
www.accessliving.org
Provides individual counseling and support groups for individuals with disabilities.

Arab American Family Services (AAFS)
Hotline: (708) 945-7600
www.arabamericanfamilyservices.org
Provides emergency assistance and referrals, advocacy, and counseling.

Apna Ghar
24 Hour Hotline: 800-717-0757
www.apnaghar.org
Provides supervised visitation and exchange location, shelter and transitional housing for the South Asian and immigrant communities.

A Safe Place
24 Hour Hotline: (847) 249-4450
www.asafeplaceforhelp.org
Provides individual and group counseling, shelters and transitional housing.

Between Friends
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-603-4357
Provides individual and group counseling for women and children, safety planning, and legal assistance. Services in multiple languages available.

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (CAWC)
24 Hour Hotline: (773) 278-4566
www.cawc.org
Provides shelter, counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention, legal advocates, and safety planning.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
24 Hour Hotline: (708) 429-7233
www.crisisctr.org
Provides counseling for women and children, emergency shelter, and transitional housing.

Family Rescue
24 Hour Hotline: 800-360-6619
www.familyrescueinc.org
Provides shelter, counseling, and children services.

Heartland Alliance/Violence Recovery Services
(312) 660-1300
(773) 847-4417
www.heartlandalliance.org
Provides services in housing, health care, economic security, counseling, and intensive or long term case management.

Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN)
Toll Free Hotline: (877) 526-9461
www.kanwin.org
Provides counseling, transitional housing, job skill development, and children’s programs in the Korean American Community.

Metropolitan Family Services
General Inquires: (312) 986-4000
www.metrofamily.org
Provides counseling for women and children and family violence intervention.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion
24 Hour Hotline: (312) 738-5358
www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org
Provides individual counseling and support groups for women and families.

Pillars (Constance Morris House)
(708) 455-5254
www.pillarscommunity.org
Provides counseling, legal advocacy, shelter, and non-residential counseling.

Rainbow House
(773) 521-1815
Provides counseling and advocacy for women and children

Sarah’s Inn
24 Hour Hotline: (708) 386-4225
www.sarahsinn.org
Provides counseling, emergency shelter, transportation, and childcare.

Neopolitan Lighthouse
24 Hour Hotline: (773) 722-0005
www.neopolitanlighthouse.org
Provides counseling, case management, children’s services, and emergency shelter.

Polish American Association
(773) 282-8206
www.polish.org
Provides individual and group counseling for Polish-speaking victims and help writing police reports and legal paperwork.

WINGS
24 Hour Hotline: (847) 221-5680
www.wingsprogram.com
Provides transitional housing and permanent supportive housing units.

Wellspring Center for Hope
(773) 723-2119
www.wellspringcenterforhope.org
Provides counseling, advocacy, and resources to women.

Other Legal Help

Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
17 N. State Street, Suite 1850
Chicago Illinois 60602
312.738.9494
Hotline: 312.738.9200 
www.carpls.org

 

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